It’s Christmas!! Well, not exactly, but it is the first day of December and for me that marks the true beginning of festivities. Buying presents, decorating the house, getting a tree, seeing all the lights, cosy evenings with a fire, Scandinavian box sets and cheesy films, baking with a lot of cinnamon… I love so many things about this time of year, and always feel an extra surge of gratitude for how fortunate I am to be able to enjoy all of these things and spend time with the people I care about.
This year is a little special – it is my first ever blogmas! For anyone out there who’s not sure what this involves, it is basically a challenge to post daily in the lead up to Christmas.
I’ve just hit play on the Christmas playlist for the first time this year, and I’m ready to write. For my first post, I wanted to talk about sending festive snail mail, since that is one of the things I am doing today. I love sending post, especially abroad to far-flung friends; if it wasn’t for the price, I’d be unstoppable at the post office.
Today I will be sending letters and presents to two of my closest (not according to geographical proximity) friends. Firstly, my Floridian pen pal of three and a half years who I met on Tumblr and have had back-and-forth transatlantic visits with over the years. And secondly, one of the best friends I made whilst living in Sydney last year.
Sending and receiving post is one of the best ways to connect with people who live too far away to visit in person. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of modern technology, which connects us all in amazing ways, but seeing and opening a package from someone on the other side of the world feels so personal and tangible.
Do you like to send snail mail at this time of year?
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